TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF STYLE AND TECHNIQUE IN UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN WORKS SPANNING THE SEVENTEENTH THROUGH TWENTIETH CENTURIES

Audrey Wright
Violin playing on a universal level encompasses a vast history of stylistic and technical traditions. By studying the evolution of the styles and techniques of violin playing–while not always obvious or expected–one can further understand and have a greater appreciation for the genre as a whole. The specific realm of unaccompanied polyphonic violin repertory is a unique one, for the violin itself was never physically ideal for chordal playing, and yet, composers have expanded their...
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